Pistons sign C Kravtsov
Center Viacheslav Kravtsov signed a multi-year deal with the Pistons. Financial terms were not disclosed, but it was expected to be a $2 million deal.
Kravtsov, who will be 25 next season, averaged 10.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.6 blocks playing in the Ukrainian Superleague last season. The Pistons view Kravtsov as a 15- to 20-minute player who can be their defensive anchor on the second unit.
With the Pistons over the salary cap, Kravtsov is a more cost-effective pickup compared to a veteran NBA free agent such as Chris Kaman, whom the Pistons were expected to pursue.
“We are pleased to add Viacheslav Kravtsov to our roster and welcome him to the organization,” said Joe Dumars, Pistons President of Basketball Operations. “He’s a young player with good size, rebounding and shot-blocking ability. He will provide us with some quality depth at the center position.”
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